75 Eurydike

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75 Eurydike
Discovery
Discovered by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters
Discovery date September 22, 1862
Designations
Named after
Eurydice
 
Minor planet category Main belt
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 521.874 Gm (3.489 AU)
Perihelion 278.028 Gm (1.858 AU)
399.951 Gm (2.674 AU)
Eccentricity 0.305
1596.687 d (4.37 a)
17.79 km/s
26.318°
Inclination 5.002°
359.481°
339.566°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 55.7 km
Mass 1.8×1017 kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
0.0156 m/s²
0.0294 km/s
? d
Albedo 0.149 [1]
Temperature ~170 K
Spectral type
M
8.96

75 Eurydike (/jʊˈrɪdɨk/ ew-RID-i-kee) is a main-belt asteroid. It has an M-type spectrum and a relatively high albedo and may be rich in nickel-iron. Eurydike was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on September 22, 1862. It was second of his numerous asteroid discoveries. It is named after Eurydice, the wife of Orpheus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asteroid Data Sets